After much teasing, Myspace and Pitchfork release part one of Drake’s #CRWN interview with Elliott Wilson. The interview went down last Sunday at the NYU Theater in New York City.
During the interview, Drake opened up about the media’s perception of him, criticism he’s faced for his love of R&B music, and of course, Kendrick Lamar’s “Control” verse.
On Kendrick Lamar’s verse:
“[Kendrick] is giving people moments. But are you listening to it now, at this point in time? Okay… It was real cool for a couple weeks. If I asked you, for example, how does that verse start? Mind you, it’ll go on– Complex and Rap Radar will give it like, verse of the millennium and all that shit or whatever. I think Kendrick has the up-most potential. I see Kendrick tomorrow I’m a dap him. I didn’t feel a way about that verse. I get it. I get the moment. He’s a good guy. That verse had no malice behind it.”
On Criticism Of His R&B Influence:
“I wanna blur lines, and I want to blend it. If you think I sing too much now, wait til I’m like 33 and I do this straight. Just wait till I’m at the MGM Grand every night.”
Just yesterday, Drake released the video to his Nothing Was The Same single “Hold On, We’re Going Home,” which featured a cameo by A$AP Rocky. Drake’s new album Nothing Was The Same is now available at a music retailer near you.
Watch Drake’s interview with Elliott Wilson up top.